As easy as it might seem to "predict" the key Galaxy Z Flip 3 specs
and features after several dozen trustworthy reports, leaks, and rumors these past few months, it's important to remember that nothing is official until Samsung
makes it so.
A match for the Z Fold 3 rather than the Z Flip 5G
Perhaps "inaccurate" is not the best way to characterize previous speculation of the 5G-enabled Z Flip 3 supporting 15W charging speeds, as there's still a very good chance the handset will indeed be accompanied by just such a power brick in its standard retail box.
As you probably already know, a number of the overall best phones money can buy right now
are equipped with superior, and in some cases, far superior charging capabilities. The relatively inexpensive OnePlus 9
, for instance, can do 65-watt speeds, getting its hefty 4,500mAh battery from 0 to 100 percent capacity in just around 30 minutes.
Samsung's own Galaxy S20 Ultra
came with 45W support back in early 2020, but according to our real-life tests
, using the fastest available charger at that point didn't exactly make a world of difference compared to the bundled 25W adapter, which might explain why the company is no longer pursuing higher numbers than that latter one.
A small battery likely to load up in no time
If the aforementioned S20 Ultra was able to fully charge its absolutely massive 5,000mAh ticker in 59 minutes with a 25-watt power adapter, we obviously have every reason to be optimistic about the Z Flip 3's charging times now.
The next-gen foldable phone is widely expected to retain its predecessor's unimpressive 3,300mAh battery size, which is clearly a compromise Samsung needs to make in order to keep this bad boy thin, compact, and lightweight.
Hopefully, the company will not make the mistake of skipping a bundled charger entirely, which would undoubtedly harm the appeal of an otherwise very promising device tipped to cost a lot less than the Z Flip 5G
off the bat with a faster processor and smoother 120Hz main display headlining the list of essentially guaranteed upgrades.
With 8 gigs of RAM, 128 or 256 gigs of internal storage space, a dual 12MP rear-facing camera system, and a more conventional but also a presumably more capable 10MP selfie shooter in tow than what the Z Fold 3 specifications
include, the Z Flip 3 looks like a bang for buck champion at a rumored starting price of under $1,000
, and if you reserve the device ahead of its August 11 announcement, you can qualify for a number of sweet preorder gifts